Hamilton Drive Thru

The Hamilton Drive-Thru will be closed Tuesday evening from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Teens

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Events for Teens

This event is in the "Hamilton Library" group.

Kids Take & Make Kits

All Day 5/20 - 5/25
Hamilton Library
Library Branch: Hamilton Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Recommended for ages 3 - 7
Get creative and pick up a fun craft kit to do at home. Kits for children will be available for pick up at the Children’s Desk and drive-thru window during the weeks listed. (While supplies last.)

This event is in the "Hamilton Library" group.

Teen Snacktivities

4:00pm - 7:30pm
Hamilton Library
Library Branch: Hamilton Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Ages 12 - 18
Stop in the Teen Zone after school for a snack and fun activity!

This event is in the "Bookmobile Services" group.

Cover to Cover

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile Services
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Bookmobile Services
Room: Other Bookmobile Stop
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading
Event Details:

Join one of our great groups, meeting across the library’s service area. This is the next chapter of our popular Coffee and a Book program. Same great groups, with a new name.

This event is in the "Lane Community Technology Center" group.

Bring Your Own Book Club (BYOBC)

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lane Community Technology Center
Library Branch: Lane Community Technology Center
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading
Event Details:

Choose whatever book you want that fits the theme and join us on Discord for a lively discussion! Share your thoughts anytime, or join the librarian-led discussion hours.

This event is in the "Oxford Library" group.

The Book Crew

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Oxford Library
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Oxford Library
Room: Oxford Offsite Location
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading
Registration Required
Event Details:

Gaslight Brewhouse 325 S College Ave, Oxford

  Join us for a night out with lively discussion of our latest read. Purchase of food and drink optional.

This event is in the "Virtual" group.
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Educational
Event Details:

We welcome you to register for a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) as she chats with us about her New York Times bestselling novel, Yellowface.

Resources for Teens

Teen Book Cloud

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An online database offering a robust selection of YA/Teen Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting!

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Comics Plus

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Comics Plus Library Pass is a digital library of more than 20000 comic books, graphic novels, and manga titles.

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Freegal Music

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Millions of songs from Sony Music Entertainment and others. Works with iPods, iPhones, Blackberries and more. No software to download.

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Staff Picks for Teens

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Where You See Yourself

A Schneider Family Book Award Honor Book

What does it take to follow your dreams? Where You See Yourself is a relatable, romantic, and necessary story about a girl who has to figure out what--and who--will bring her the happiness she deserves.

By the time Effie Galanos starts her senior year, it feels like she's already been thinking about college applications for an eternity--after all, finding a college that will be the perfect fit and be accessible enough for Effie to navigate in her wheelchair presents a ton of considerations that her friends don't have to worry about.

What Effie hasn't told anyone is that she already knows exactly what school she has her heart set on: a college in NYC with a major in Mass Media & Society that will set her up perfectly for her dream job in digital media. She's never been to New York, but paging through the brochure, she can picture the person she'll be there, far from the Minneapolis neighborhood where she's lived her entire life. When she finds out that Wilder (her longtime crush) is applying there too, it seems like one more sign from the universe that it's the right place for her.

But it turns out that the universe is full of surprises. As Effie navigates her way through a year of admissions visits, senior class traditions, internal and external ableism, and a lot of firsts--and lasts--she starts to learn that sometimes growing up means being open to a world of possibilities you never even dreamed of. And maybe being more than just friends with Wilder is one of those dreams...

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America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History

A YALSA Finalist for Excellence in Nonfiction - 4 starred reviews - Kirkus Prize Winner - Kirkus Best Book of the Year - Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year - School Library Journal Best Book of the Year - New York Public Library Best Book of the Year - Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature Best Book of the Year

"America Redux is THE history book that belongs in every high school in America." --Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give

"America Redux is RAD." --Kate Schatz, New York Times bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z and Do the Work: An Antiracist Activity Book

A critical, unflinching cultural history and fierce beacon of hope for a better future, America Redux is a necessary and galvanizing read.

What are the stories we tell ourselves about America?

How do they shape our sense of history,

cloud our perceptions,

inspire us?

America Redux explores the themes that create our shared sense of American identity and interrogates the myths we've been telling ourselves for centuries. With iconic American catchphrases as chapter titles, these twenty-one visual stories illuminate the astonishing, unexpected, sometimes darker sides of history that reverberate in our society to this very day--from the role of celebrity in immigration policy to the influence of one small group of white women on education to the effects of "progress" on housing and the environment to the inspiring force of collective action and mutual aid across decades and among diverse groups.

Fully illustrated with collaged archival photographs, maps, documents, graphic elements, and handwritten text, this book is a dazzling, immersive experience that jumps around in time and will make you view history in a whole different light.

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All My Rage

National Book Award WINNER
Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature WINNER
An INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
An INSTANT INDIE BESTSELLER!

"All My Rage is a love story, a tragedy and an infectious teenage fever dream about what home means when you feel you don’t fit in." — New York Times Book Review

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir comes a brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary novel about family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents.

Lahore, Pakistan. Then.
Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq in an arranged match. After their young life is shaken by tragedy, they come to the United States and open the Clouds' Rest Inn Motel, hoping for a new start.
 
Juniper, California. Now.
Salahudin and Noor are more than best friends; they are family. Growing up as outcasts in the small desert town of Juniper, California, they understand each other the way no one else does. Until The Fight, which destroys their bond with the swift fury of a star exploding.  
 
Now, Sal scrambles to run the family motel as his mother Misbah’s health fails and his grieving father loses himself to alcoholism. Noor, meanwhile, walks a harrowing tightrope: working at her wrathful uncle’s liquor store while hiding the fact that she’s applying to college so she can escape him—and Juniper—forever.
 
When Sal’s attempts to save the motel spiral out of control, he and Noor must ask themselves what friendship is worth—and what it takes to defeat the monsters in their pasts and the ones in their midst.  
 
From one of today’s most cherished and bestselling young adult authors comes a breathtaking novel of young love, old regrets, and forgiveness—one that’s both tragic and poignant in its tender ferocity.

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The Mona Lisa Vanishes

A “witty thriller” (The New York Times) for middle-grade readers about how the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre, how the robbery made the portrait the most famous artwork in the world—and how the painting by Leonardo da Vinci should never have existed at all.

SIBERT MEDAL WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Publishers WeeklySchool Library JournalBooklist Kirkus Reviews • NPR • The New York Public Library • The Chicago Public Library • The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

On a hot August day in Paris, just over a century ago, a desperate guard burst into the office of the director of the Louvre and shouted, La Joconde, c’est partie! The Mona Lisa, she’s gone!

No one knew who was behind the heist. Was it an international gang of thieves? Was it an art-hungry American millionaire? Was it the young Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, who was about to remake the very art of painting?

Travel back to an extraordinary period of revolutionary change: turn-of-the-century Paris. Walk its backstreets. Meet the infamous thieves—and detectives—of the era. And then slip back further in time and follow Leonardo da Vinci, painter of the Mona Lisa, through his dazzling, wondrously weird life. Discover the secret at the heart of the Mona Lisa—the most famous painting in the world should never have existed at all.

Here is a middle-grade nonfiction, with black-and-white illustrations by Brett Helquist throughout, written at the pace of a thriller, shot through with stories of crime and celebrity, genius and beauty.